The Touchstone blog offers our take on industry trends and techniques – and educates our clients and partners so they can make informed decisions when it comes to their projects.

Ten Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes


As I’ve mentioned before, bathroom remodeling is among the most value-adding home renovation projects you can pursue. AND YET. (Yes, there’s a catch.) Bathrooms are among the most challenging spaces to...

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Small-Kitchen Remodels: Making the Most of Your Home’s Heart


Remember my friend’s house, the one I talked about in a previous blog? She and her husband bought a darling 1895 home that had been heavily (and oddly) renovated and...

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Remodels that Make the Best Resale Sense—and the Ones that Don’t


Most of us live on a budget. How large that budget is may vary, but few Americans live beneath their means. Rather, we tend to live at or even above...

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Bathroom Remodels and Additions: Potentially Complex—But So Worth It!


Here’s a home-buying reality: kitchens and bathroom sell houses. People most often buy the most expensive house they can afford. And they look closely at kitchens and baths when they’re...

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A Good Residential Contractor: Your New BFF


A good friend once bought an 1895 farmhouse, a real “fixer-upper” with genuine potential, for her growing family. Very soon it became apparent that it needed a host of projects...

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